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Winter 2021 CSS Admissions 

The Computer Science & Systems major admits students twice per year for autumn and winter quarters only.

APPLY NOW - Winter 2021 CSS Application

Application Deadline: December 24, 2020

**CSS is a capacity-constrained major. Competitive applicants typically have grades of 3.0 and higher in prerequisite math, science, and computer science courses, as well as a strong cumulative grade point average.**

You are required to upload a copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) as part of your CSS application. If you still have prerequisite courses in progress during autumn quarter, you may start an application, but it is your responsibility to save it and return to upload your final unofficial transcript once autumn grades post. Your application with final transcripts (showing all prerequisites completed) must be submitted by the December 24 deadline. Applications with missing prerequisites will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied.  

Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Grades in prerequisite courses -- individually and cumulatively
  • Overall previous academic performance
  • Completion of at least 45 college-level credits

If you are not a current student at UW Tacoma, you must first apply for admission to the university.  See the UW Tacoma Admissions page for information on the application process and deadlines. Once you are admitted to UWT and have a student number, you may submit your application to CSS. If you are not admitted to UWT, you cannot be admitted to the CSS major. 


Admissions Review Timeline

Winter applications will be reviewed by the CSS admissions committee after the December 24 deadline. We anticipate that admissions decisions will be made and students notified by December 29

Students will be notified of admissions decisions by email.  

Students are eligible to register for CSS courses once they are admitted into the major. We reserve space in 305 and 321 for all new majors. You may wish to register for an alternate winter schedule on your registration date. Newly admitted students can change their schedules to add their CSS courses once their change of major is processed.